We know Former Representative David Duke, as the far-right politician, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and also as one of America’s best known racist. He received a PhD in History and is known as Dr. David Duke. He is of the best known American and World political figures.
The former member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana, was born David Ernest Duke on July 1, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Duke is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in History. He pursued a PhD in the largest university in Ukraine and in 2005 completed his Doctoral Defense in Kiev where more than a dozen of the top academics of the nation of Ukraine participated.
Despite being given little chance when he entered the race for the Louisiana House, Duke won his seat in February 1989 – by 227 votes out of 16,691 cast – to gain elective office for the first time.
Accoridng to one of his bios, he asserts that a matrix of international criminal banks, news and entertainment media, as well as Zionist political corruption drives the world toward war, toward economic exploitation and to destruction of fundamental human rights, health, freedom, human values and independence.
He has become one of the most well known Americans in the world who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His books Jewish Supremacism and My Awakening are translated in more than a dozen and one-half languages and Jewish Supremacism is the most-read known anti-Zionist book in the world.
In 2003, Duke was sentenced to a short stint in federal prison for raising funds under false pretenses (mail fraud) and lying on his tax forms.
He was married to Chloê Eleanor Hardin, for ten-years before divorcing in 1984. They have two daughters, Erika and Kristin.
David Duke has also been linked to at least three other different women. Below you can read about David Duke’s girlfriends.
1. Gwen Udell
Gwen Udell is often described as a close friend of Duke’s who often traveled with him.
In 1973, David joined the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. And in 1975, he became the grand wizard and began reshaping the Klan, opening membership to women and exploiting the curiosity of the news media to publicize his segregationist agenda.
Duke also flew regularly to Las Vegas to gamble in the 1980s, say several people who accompanied him on trips, Gwen Udell being one of them.
She stated once that, Duke sometimes had $10,000 on the table at a time – during a period he was claiming an annual income of less than $12,000.
Udell is mentioned in the 1994 Tyler Bridges book, “The Rise of David Duke” –According to the book, they lived together after his marriage fell apart; from 1980 until 1987. She was first quoted in 1990 in the Times-Picayune and had to tell her co-workers and black friends she did not shared his feelings towards Jews and Blacks.
They met while Udell was undergraduate at the University of New Orleans. Of their relationship, she told the author: “I was naïve and I was stupid” also adding: “I was brainwashed”
Gwen Udell further revealed David wanted to have at least six children with her, but they had to be only boys.
2. Lori Eden
Swimsuit and lingerie model Lori Eden went out with America’s most famous former Klansman in 1999 and 2000. She has not very fond memories of their relationship, in fact Lori was left with a bitter taste. She branded Duke during a 2003 interview as vain, selfish and opinionated but also reveals she fell in love with him, ultimately calling him a “bad habit.”
Eden, who was 33 at the time that she and Duke dated exclusively, said Duke’s racism seemed to depend on having an audience. Once, hanging around with his “entourage” — he very publicly yanked her out of a large hotel swimming pool when a black child got in the other end.
But another time, at a small ice cream shop with Eden for her son’s birthday, he got into a long and apparently friendly conversation with a black friend of hers. His followers weren’t there that time.
The couple broke up in 2000, but Eden says she’d started to drift away from him earlier due to her three sons began to be taunted at school because of her association with the infamous racist figure. Lori ran her own lingerie business.